Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology

For people with a health condition or injury resulting in a change in cognitive function, independence and/or mood, or is causing chronic pain, the Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Clinic at the University of Michigan provides evaluation, education, treatment and resources to help patients achieve the highest quality of life possible. We use a multidisciplinary approach to help you feel your best while meeting your individual needs and goals.

We assess and treat patients with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic illness
  • Disability due to work or vehicle accidents

Our counseling and psychotherapy services assist patients and families with adjustment to medical problems and/or hospitalization. Types of concerns addressed include changes in how people feel about their bodies or themselves, how they relate to others, maintaining effective health behaviors, and addressing barriers that may interfere with return to home, school, community and work.

We also help with:

  • pain management
  • anxiety reduction
  • depression
  • memory issues
  • coping skills
  • intimacy concerns
  • returning to work

Our services include individual and group counseling, and family counseling and education.  As a part of these services, patients and families are also taught about resources or services in their community that may be helpful.  Additionally, many of our psychologists and neuropsychologists participate as members of the rehabilitation team, assisting with treatment planning, post-hospital planning, community reentry, and the design of appropriate behavior modification plans, as needed.

Our assessment services include psychological and neuropsychological testing and clinical evaluations, including comprehensive assessment of cognitive functioning, mood, affect and personality.

Evaluation and testing may include:

  • A thorough psychological examination
  • Baseline assessments to measure improvement or decline
  • Follow-up assessments to monitor change over time
  • Recommendations for ongoing therapy, educational and vocational planning
  • Neuropsychological exams to evaluate abilities such as memory, language, problem solving and fine motor skills

As necessary, we work with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology, to address the psychological and cognitive barriers to daily living.   We may recommend referral to these services or specific approaches so that patients with cognitive disorders can either relearn basic skills or learn new ways of accomplishing their daily activities.  We may recommend the use of assistive devices and work closely with other rehabilitation services to develop strategies and techniques for using those devices to maximum benefit. We also provide long-term support, addressing the changing needs of patients as their conditions change over time.

Make an Appointment

We currently provide services at two locations in Ann Arbor.  You may call the following locations to schedule an appointment or to speak with us about the referrals necessary for you to be scheduled for our services.